View Full Version : Hit the Range Today

09-06-2008, 08:36 PM
Nothin' else going on, so I took a couple buddies to the shooting range this morning for their first time. Brought along the hand cannon to vent a little steam over having to spend the $$$ I had earmarked for a tower on a new ignition system.

Squeezed off the first round inside the tight little booth. Normally when you shoot a rifle in there the muzzle is out past the dividers, but the .460's pistol barrel with that compensator is squarely between the walls. Touched off the first round and there's nothing but flame and a BLAM so big it feels like you got smacked in the nose with an open hand. The entire range had gone quiet, immediately followed by either the guy shooting the .30-06 M1-Garand next to me or the guy shooting the .303 No. 4 Mk. I Enfield on the other side of me saying "what the hell was that!"

BLAM, BLAM, BLAM, BLAM! Put the other 4 through center mass about as quickly as you can with a monster like that. Open the cylinder, turn around and there were roughly 10 people just staring slack jawed.

Yes, I'm a dork, but that's among the best fun I've had with $8.25 worth of ammo in a while.

Here's the monkey in my left hand. Photo from a shooting trip a couple months ago:

09-06-2008, 11:29 PM
HAHA, that's some big ace guns!!! WOW! I have a little .40 Springfield XD subcompact that would look like a bb gun next to those.

ProTour X9
09-07-2008, 08:08 AM
Ha, I went shooting yesterday also. I had to sight in my .30-06 Rem. Model 700, then my dad and I had some fun w/ .22s.

88 PS190
09-07-2008, 01:23 PM
Anymore I just shoot rimfire and shotguns. Big centerfires just cost too much to have the fun.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Dummy, I was at the range recently. I took a few pics you might enjoy. I'll try to remember to get them on here later.;)

09-10-2008, 06:54 PM
me and pops are suppose to be hitting the skeet range on friday for a little friendly compition and to get ready for dove hunting on saturday. Its been a while since I've shot. I'm still awaiting my 21st birthday so I can pickup a handgun

09-10-2008, 10:27 PM
Did someone mention ranges and shooting? I do a little shooting, actually have a 350 yard range 30 steps from my back door with lit targets out to 300 for night shooting. Don't shoot pistols much but have been known to shoot a rifle.




09-10-2008, 11:06 PM
Distance? Sweet grouping! Been wanting to pick up a .308 heavy barrel to really take advantage of the wide open shooting distances we've got here in the west. The killer is the optics to see the target at 1,000 yards, though. Spendy.

For now I've nothing scoped between my .450 Marlin with its 4X Leupold and my heavy barral 22-.250 with the big Brunton NRA adjustable. Wouldn't bother scoping the .303 Enfield. It's got the power to reach out, but the barrel on the old 1915 rifle isn't that accurate past 300 yards or so. Believe it or not, my SKS can put 10-of 10 into a 12-inch target at 200 yards. Suprising for factory Wolf cheapie ammo through a Yugo barrel.

The .450 Marlin is on the bottom. It'll thump your shoulder pretty good. You've got to have ears on with the Williams muzzle brake or you'll get permanant hearing damage. Gotta unscrew it if you take it afield, but the brake effectively halves the recoil. It's a monster.

Sod poodle rig. Crazy accurate out to about 350-400 yards, but any more than that and the bullet has its tongue hanging out.

It's a fun hobby, but most of my stuff costs a small fortune to shoot. Next 2 will be a .22 lever rifle and a Ruger .22 pistol. You can shoot all day for $20. If I'm shooting the good Cor Bon Barnex-X loads through the .460 $20 only buys about 7 rounds!

09-11-2008, 11:18 PM
Distance is 100 yards. As for the 1,000 yard shots, I've a Leup 6.5x20 set in Badger rings that I'll mount for long work. The 308 is really running out of gas at that distance. I built a 6.5x284 for long range work but never warmed up to it and in the end decided that I much prefer the non-fussy 308. Don't shoot much at 1,000 and can feed it anything and expect decent groups. Barrel life is at least 5 times that of the 6.5x284 and other popular long range rounds.

For stress relief the AR fits the bill.


Workin' 4 Toys
09-18-2008, 09:29 PM
The pics.....

Workin' 4 Toys
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Workin' 4 Toys
09-18-2008, 09:32 PM
Unfortunately they have a few rules.......:cool:

Workin' 4 Toys
09-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Dummy....I regret to inform you, those were not mine. But the pics were..;)

09-18-2008, 09:35 PM
Note to self.. Do not Screw with anybody posting on this thread.

09-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Dummy....I regret to inform you, those were not mine. But the pics were..;)

Cool. Love the knee-deep pile of casings.

09-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Cool. Love the knee-deep pile of casings.

That's the way Lytle Creek in SoCal looked before they shut it down :D

09-18-2008, 11:13 PM
Just a few pics of the sticks, for sh_ts and grins......




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88 PS190
09-18-2008, 11:39 PM
booowwwww teeeekkkkkk

how do you like that mid limb pivot thing?